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Trans-nationalizing Identity and Space in The Orient: 19th Century Women’s Travel Writing Nemla 2019

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:26am
Dr. Nilgun A. Okur / NeMLA 2019, Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The clash of people and civilizations from East to West has been a particularly rich, varied, and intense development in history. Formulating new identities, while being surrounded by foreign space and native people, the traveler reflects the changing modes, times, and equally shifting cultural attitudes that can be found in a European’s travel writing. For instance, a glimpse across time into the city of Istanbul, held as a popular travel spot by visitors for centuries, reveals varied cultures, groups of people and their diverse linguistic uses, food choices, social norms and religious customs.

Transgressing/Transcending Borders through Translation

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:22pm
East West University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

5th International Conference, Department of English, East West University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

25-26 January 2019

 

Transgressing/Transcending Borders through Translation

Approaches to Medieval Bureaucracies: A Roundtable

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:08pm
Special Session, 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 9-12 May 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Close to 100 years ago, T. F. Tout was able to claim in his magisterial six-volume study of England’s letter-writing offices that the administrative history of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century England was "largely unwritten.” Within the last ten or twenty years, however, historians have undertaken socio-cultural studies of medieval bureaucracy and its personnel, moving from prosopographical and biographical sketches to nuanced examinations of the experience and challenges of bureaucratic employment throughout Europe.

South Asian Fiction in English

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:06pm
Dr. Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

South Asian Fiction in English

 

This panel is proposed for Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention at Washington DC in March 2019.

 

This panel proposes to explore South Asian Fiction in English in all its aspects. Topics may include but are not limited to:

 

South Asia in North America

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:05pm
Dr. Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

South Asia in North America

 

This panel is proposed for Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention at Washington DC in March 2019.

In tune with the 2019 NeMLA convention theme of “Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples”, this proposed panel aims to draw more scholarly focus on the theme of diversity and cultural interactions in the US. People from all around the world emigrate to the US and Canada, enriching their cultural texture. This panel will particularly concentrate on the immigrants from South Asia.

 

Some of the topics that it hopes to address are:

Political and Aesthetic Entanglements in French Antillean Cultural Expression

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:35pm
Lisa Connell/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Caribbean basin has long been theorized as a crossroads of multiple political, cultural, environmental, and social influences. Within the specific context of the French Antilles, the 1946 act of departmentalization has served to increase the region’s ambiguous political and cultural status. Indeed, many French Caribbean artists, activists, and writers have staged, questioned, and probed the ramifications of these multiple epistemological points of contact.

NeMLA 2019 Panel: The Future of Trauma Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 8:25am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This pre-approved panel seeks scholars to present at the 2019 NeMLA conference (March 21-24 in Washington, DC) on the topic of trauma studies.

Panel Description:

Within literary trauma theory, no critic is more ubiquitous than Cathy Caruth whose seminal works—Unclaimed Experience (1996) and Trauma: Explorations in Memory (1995)—remain hegemonic more than two decades since their publication. Drawing on the work of psychiatrists Judith Herman and Bessel van der Kolk, Caruth imagines trauma as an “impossible history” and claims that to listen to trauma is to listen to narrative “departure.” Trauma figures into Caruth’s work as silence—a force strong enough to cause language to fail.

2nd Global Conference: The Changing Faces of Evil

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:14pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

2nd Global Conference:
The Changing Faces of Evil
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 9th March - Sunday 10th March 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

Evil – the things we do as well as the things that happen to us – continues to be a stubborn and destructive presence in our lives. Despite often repeated slogans of ‘never again’ and ‘lessons will be learned’, and in the face of all of the monuments, memorials, speeches and books designed to keep the ills of the past ever in our thoughts, the sheer savagery of the evils we are individually and collectively capable of performing is writ seemingly larger every day.

Monuments

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:51pm
Nordic Association of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

The Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association of American Studies

25 – 27 April 2019 in Bergen, Norway

Submission deadline: 15 Sept. 2018

 

Monuments construct the past in the present, and link it to a predetermined version of the future. Monuments tell singular and unified stories, acting as master narratives that impede other voices. Monuments have become some of America’s most important storytellers, giving form to power, but also to particular acts of resistance.

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